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Old 07-13-2007, 02:02 PM
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Bench bleeding the M/C

Got the Heidt's front disc brake kit #DF-204 and DB-103 for my 57 Chevy, and everything fit on the spindle very nicely. My questions are, when bench bleeding the M/C, why not bleed the proportioning valve at the same time? Will this damage the residual pressure switch? I'd like any opinions and,or experiences with doing this. Also, I want to use DOT 5 (silicone fluid). Will this fluid have any adverse effects on my system? It is expensive but no worries about paint damage. Thanks to all for your help, a wealth of info. Thomas

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I do not even bench bleed the MC anymore ...

I use a MityVac ...

Makes the whole deal a one man job.
You pump the handle and get 15 to 20 inches of vacuum and then crack the bleeder. CLOSE the bleeder and repeat until the fluid has no air. I just did the brakes on my 32 3W project ( brand new complete system ) in a hour and a half. Sounds like a long time to some BUT I have Wilwood disc brake calipers and each one has 4 bleeders ( per wheel )

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